Five Easy Steps to the MCF 50% Training Grant

The MCF Training Grant is available to Singapore Citizens and PR’s employed by a Singapore company. For Key Elements of Shipping (KES) 20 – 22 Nov 2018 course attendees, the MCF Grant is 50% of the course fee of SGD 3,725.00. Our ‘5 Step’ summary takes you through the simple KES registration process and application[…]

‘Top 10’ Reasons to Attend ‘Key Elements of Shipping’, 20 – 22 Nov 2018

Participants will take away a career boosting comprehension of the complex and challenging business of shipping and the functions of its principal stakeholders. Our ‘Top 10’ outcomes are listed below. As a KES attendee you will:   Experience a big picture view of ‘the Business of Shipping’ as the world’s ‘90% of everything’ transport industry, its multiple components and their[…]

Maritime leaders already registered for KES 13-15 March?

Leading marine industry firms in Singapore that have already registered team members for the upcoming 16th Run of Key Elements of Shipping include ABN AMRO Bank, PSA Marine, DNV GL, OSM Ship Management, Odfjell Ship Management and FTAI Offshore Pte Ltd. Many of these companies are previous KES course clients. We very much value their[…]

Singapore’s Maritime Road Map: on course & full ahead to 2025 and beyond

Singapore is now world renowned for its city state dynamism and excellence in shipping, trading, port services and high tech ship building. But Singapore knows that to stay out in front, you must have a carefully charted voyage plan. And you need the skills and determination to implement and keep the maritime industry engine operating[…]

‘Sanchi’ and ‘CF Crystal’ collision: the human element strikes again?

In a world where the incidence of major maritime oil spills has diminished during the past decade into insignificance, the ‘Sanchi’ collision that occurred at 8 pm local time on Saturday 6 January and about 160 n. miles east of Shanghai, provides a huge wake-up call to shipowners and their insurers. The ‘Sanchi’, a Suezmax[…]

A whale of a time! – a day out with Dax in Albany WA

My daughter Amanda and grandson Dax, who live in Canada, are visiting our small hobby farm near Albany WA (500 km. south of Perth). It’s a great little town that boasts no traffic lights, free parking everywhere, lots of fresh sea air and a long history (by Australian standards!) as the first British colony in[…]